Thursday, May 19, 2011

New Mass Translation

Since we are studying the Mass in class, I’ve decided to provide some information on the new Mass translations that will take effect on the first Sunday of Advent (November 27, 2011).
This new Missal,officially the 3rd edition of the Roman Missal, will help us enter more deeply into the richness of the mystery we are celebrate in the Mass.

To be clear:  Mass is not changing. The order of the Mass will stay exactly the same, the priest and the people will be doing the exact some things.  The only thing changing is the phrasing of some prayers. We will actually be saying the same prayers – but many of them will be said in a new way, because we have a new translation of the (same) prayers from Latin.
Below I have provided a ton of really good information to help you better understand and prepare for the upcoming changes.

Material from the USCCB
USCCB - Homepage for all the changes (click around - there's a lot of really good info and articles)

Material from The Long Island Catholic (Really Good Articles) 
Third Edition of the Roman Missal by: Msgr. James McNamara
Something Beyond Ourselves by: Msgr. Joseph DeGrocco